Monday, June 29, 2009

New Book Pages & Kong At The Dog Park

I finally found time to do some art this weekend. My friend, Minnie gave me this little book a while back & I've been playing with that for the past couple of days. I am posting a page this morning along with a little video of Kong (the big Pug boy) at the dog park last Friday. Gail was trying to get him to do some tricks & he did actually make a couple of jumps. He had a little friend at the park that day that also wanted to participate. I believe she knew I had a camera!
Have a great week everyone!




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Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Vacations Pictures

I am posting a few more vacation pictures today. These are from the Solstice Parade last Saturday in Fremont Washington. It was a new experience for me. There were approximately 200 bicycle riders (without clothing) in the parade. Each of them had their bodies painted with some wild colors & designs.It was somewhat odd to see naked people walking the street. We did manage to have a lot of fun though! I stuck to the regular parade pics & left out the nudes. Notice the bottom 3 pics...their dresses were all made of paper. Very cool.
Happy Saturday!












Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thank you for this award



I am so honored to receive this Kreativ Blogger Award from not one but two individuals. The first one comes from Jennifer (she's a So. Ca. girl) at http://artisticallydesigneddiversions.blogspot.com/. The second one comes from Sharon (we met in the inkjet transfer group) at http://sharon-artfromtheheart.blogspot.com/.
I am to list 7 things about myself so here it goes.

1)I am hopelessly addicted to art paper.
2)I love the smell of fresh grass & new rain.
3)Love to look at the ocean but have NO desire to step into it.
4)I love animals & HATE to see them not treated well
5)SPAY & NEUTER your pets!!!
6)Cheese is a favorite of mine (all cheese!)
7)I am a wimp & don't like to do anything that I might get hurt at.

I extend an invitation to my other blogging friends to list 7 random things about yourself. Thank you again, Sharon & Jennifer!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Home Again

I am posting some pics this morning from my trip last week to Seattle. We visited the Arboretum as well as the Japanese gardens in Seattle. The first pic is one from the gardens. It was a perfect day! The 2ND is my sister, Gail & brother Wayne posing for a family photo. Wayne is goofing around & making us both laugh as he always does. We just seem to laugh constantly while in his presence. He is such a joy to spend time with. The 3rd item is a video I took of two of Wayne's Bengal cats. They ride this wheel like crazy (unless you're trying to film them.) You'll see the 2nd cat (Sprinkle) get going pretty fast when her body flies off the wheel. I hope you'll take a moment to watch them. I've never seen cats do this before. These Bengals are a bit different than most cats. I will post more vacation pics tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful week!


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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Seattle, Here We Come!





Today I am preparing to fly out to Seattle. My sister & I leave in the morning for a visit with our brother. We will be gone until the 22ND. I haven't seen my brother for a year now & that's record time for not seeing each other. Of course, I might add that he has NOT been to California in over 4 years now! Anyway...we are looking forward to our trip. I will post some pics of the trip after the 22ND.
I am posting my last wax giveaway today that went to Diana Evans in Canada. I was very pleased with this one & so was Diana. I also sent this decoupaged dinosaur for her precious little munchkin, Cole. Diana was kind enough to make a little movie of Cole thanking me for his present. How sweet was that??
Happy Saturday to all!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Home Again









Even though camping didn't work out we still had a great weekend up in the San Francisco area. We went to the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, a little shopping on Friday and a wonderful lunch at Yank Sing. We drove the coast to Big Sur on Saturday to meet friends that did elect to make the camping trip in spite of the poor weather report. Sunday was the Alameda Faire. It was a full few days.
I am posting a couple pics of the Monterey coast which was positively GORGEOUS! If you don't visit often, sometimes you forget how very beautiful other parts of the state are. I also discovered some wild growing flowers that I have no idea what they are. The white flowered trees were everywhere in the San Mateo area & the yellow bush seemed to be mainly in the beach areas. Please let me know if anyone knows what these are.
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Camping trips aren't working out



Well, so much for camping in Big Sur. Rain, rain & more rain in a state that doesn't get a lot of rain. We are going to make the most of it & head up to San Francisco tomorrow. I really don't mind that at all since I LOVE SF!! I am going to make a point to go back to the Di Rosa Preserve & I hit the lucky weekend again for the Alameda Swap Meet again. They are NOT predicting rain in Alameda on Sunday so hopefully it will work out for us this time.
I am posting another wax piece that I completed for my giveaway. This one went to Marianne at http://mkonvalinka.blogspot.com/. Hopefully the remaining recipients will receive their gifts this week.
Happy Tuesday!